Getting Started

This section will familiarize you with Copia's Git-Based Source Control.

What is Git-based Source Control?

Git-based source control is a version control system that uses Git, a distributed version control system, to manage changes to source code, documents, and other files. Git was developed by Linus Torvalds in 2005, and it has become one of the most widely used version control systems in the software development industry.

With Git-based source control, developers can collaborate on a project by checking out a copy of the source code, making changes, and then committing those changes back to the central repository. Git allows developers to create branches, or independent lines of development, which can be merged back into the main branch when the work is complete.

Git also provides features like history tracking, code review, and conflict resolution, which make it easier for developers to manage changes to the codebase. By using Git-based source control, developers can work together more efficiently, avoid conflicts, and keep track of changes to the codebase over time.

According to the Stack Overflow 2021 Developer Survey, almost 94% of software developers worldwide use Git, indicating that Git is the future and the preferred choice of many development teams worldwide for tracking their code.

What is Copia Git-based Source Control?

Use of Git for the automation industry has previously not been possible due to the proprietary and binary nature of the graphical IEC languages used in this industry. Copia is providing visualization, review, merge and other tools to allow engineers, technicians and maintenance personnel to utilize this powerful tool for development of their automation systems and devices.

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